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Crime Writers' Favourites

A number of today's most popular crime writers were asked by Barbican Library to name their favourite authors, or those genre writers who had proved most influential. Listed alphabetically below are their choices:
Judith Cutler (writes about Sophie Rivers, P.I.)
Ngaio Marsh, Sara Paretsky, Josephine Tey, 'The Daughter of Time'.
Lindsey Davis (creator of the Roman detective, Falco) Raymond Chandler 'The Long Goodbye' , Dashiell Hammett, Dorothy L Sayers 'Murder Must Advertise, Christiana Brand 'Green For Danger', Ed McBain, Deryn Lake, Ian Rankin, John Harvey, Reginald Hill, Lisa Cody, Margaret Yorke.
Colin Dexter (Inspector Morse)
Dashiell Hammett ' The Glass Key ', Ruth Rendell - 'A Dark Adapted Eye', Francis Iles - 'Malice Aforethought, John Dickson Carr - 'The Hollow Man', Raymond Chandler 'Farewell my Lovely', Agatha Christie - 'And then there were None '
Lady Antonia Fraser (Jemima Shore)
Hilda Lawrence 'Duet of Death'.
Nicolas Freeling (Van der Valk, Henri Castang)
Raymond Chandler, Georges Simenon, Graham Greene.
Jonathan Gash (Lovejoy)
Margery Allingham, Edith Pargeter ('Ellis Peters') 'A Morbid Taste for Bones ', 'The Heaven Tree' (trilogy), James Hadley Chase, Edmund Crispin, Jean Stubbs, Edgar Wallace, Philip Maitland Hubbard
Sue Grafton (Kinsey Millione)
James Cain - 'Double Indemnity', Raymond Chandler - ' The High Window', Michael Connelly - ' The Concrete Blonde', Len Deighton - 'Berlin Game', Dick Francis- 'Nerve', C. W. Orafton - 'Beyond a Reasonable Doubt', Elmore Leonard - 'Cat Chaser ' , Ross MacDonald - ' The Drowning Pool', Stewart O'Nan - 'The Speed Queen ', Ruth Rendell - 'Talking to Strange Men'.
Caroline Graham (The Midsomer Murders)
Elmore Leonard P.D. James (Commnander Adam Dalgliesh, Cordelia Grey)Wilkie Collins 'The Moonstone ', Dorothy L. Sayers 'The Nine Tailors', Margery Allingham 'The Tiger in the Smoke'.
H.R.F. Keating (Inspector Ghote)Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Michael Innes 'The New Sonia Wayward'.
Peter Lovesey (Sergeant Cribb)Francis Iles 'Malice Aforethought ', Donald E. Westlake.
Ed McBain (The '87 Precinct novels)
Elmore Leonard. Sir John Mortimer (creator of Rumpole)Conan Doyle, Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Ruth Rendell, P.D. James, G.K. Chesterton, Shakespeare, Aeschylus, Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Edgar Allan Poe, Carl Hiaasen
Ian Rankin (Inspector Rebus)
Ernest Tidyman's 'Shaft ' series, William McIlvanney 'Laidlaw'
Minette Walters ('The Ice House', 'The Sculptress')
Josephine Tey ' The Franchise Affair ', D.K. Broster 'Couching at the Door'.
R.D. Wingfield (Detective Inspector Frost)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Raymond Chandler ' The Killer In the Rain'
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